James and the Giant Peach: 13 Fun Activities

Cover of blog post James and the Giant Peach: 13 Fun Activities showing book, related drawings, and comprehension charts.

James and the Giant Peach is a wonderful book to study in your homeschool. It is has a fun cast of characters, is full of wonderful descriptive language and describes a great fantastical journey across the Atlantic Ocean.  James's life is dramatically improved as the book unfolds, which just makes everyone feel good! This book … Continue reading James and the Giant Peach: 13 Fun Activities

Five Tips for Teaching Vocabulary in Children’s Literature

James and the Giant Peach book with printable vocabulary pages on either side of it.

When I worked in the schools, the way vocabulary was taught was a major pet peeve of mine.  The typical method was to use a set of worksheets or workbooks that taught ten words a week that were not related to anything else in the curriculum.  Sometimes, they weren't even really related to each other! … Continue reading Five Tips for Teaching Vocabulary in Children’s Literature

Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum with Literature

Two Books: A Children's Introduction to the World and Give Your Child the World

I don't know about you, but I am always looking to streamline things in our homeschool.  I love it when I can combine different subjects so it doesn't feel like we are learning separate, unconnected information.  Recently, I found two books that I am using to plan some of our lessons for next year.  You … Continue reading Create Your Own Homeschool Curriculum with Literature